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Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

Motivation

Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians

Genetic analysis of a baby girl who died at the end of the last ice age shows she belonged to a previously unknown ancient group of Native Americans<p>What the ancient DNA discovery tells us about Native American ancestry<p>A baby girl who lived and died in what is now Alaska at the end of the last ice …

Anthropology

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of EQ that make leaders shine, one that every person in charge of people should develop is</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists Observe Bizarre 'Double Whirlpools' in The Ocean For The First Time

Nobody has ever seen this before.<p>For the first time, scientists have recorded a bizarre phenomenon in fluid dynamics, which up until now had only …

Geophysics

What Has Christianity Done for the World?

<i>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN</i> …

Archaeologists in Turkey believe they are digging up the original Santa Claus

Santa isn’t just a myth made up for kids on Christmas. He did exist and he did give generous gifts, though not via chimneys on Dec. 25, as popular legend tells it. By this time next year, you may even be able to visit him in his original setting, say Turkish archaeologists.<p>What we know today as …

'Christmas Card' Gen. Patton Gave US Troops May Be Manliest Ever Created

When then-President-elect Donald Trump announced Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense, he told a crowd in Cincinnati, …

The incredible true story of when WWI stopped for enemy armies to celebrate Christmas together

World War I is, for good reason, remembered as one of the worst wars fought in human history.<p>Millions of soldiers and civilians died in a conflict that changed the way war was waged and set the stage for the rest of the 20th century.<p>But for one night and one day, some units in the warring parties — …

World History

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

World History

Aristotle said there are three types of friendship, but only one we should strive for

At age 17, Aristotle enrolled in the Platonic Academy. He would stay there for 20 years.<p>Founded by the father of Western philosophy, the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle was the most promising student around. He asked many questions and answered even more.<p>The exact time of his departure from the …

Swiss President Leuthard opens world's steepest funicular

President Doris Leuthard has inaugurated the Stoos funicular railway line, the steepest in the world. Leuthard, who was part of the group that took …

Trains

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

3 Bad Mistakes Even Good Parents Make | Inc.com

There are plenty of bad parents out there, but if you're reading this article, you're probably not one of them. Truly bad parents don't show much of an interest in scientifically validated parenting practices, nor are they generally much inclined to introspection and self-criticism.<p>But just because …

Self-improvement

The Most Successful People Stop Doing These 5 Things | Inc.com

According to researchers at Duke University, up to 40% of our behaviors on any given day are driven by habit.<p>That's half your life spent on autopilot. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you've put in the work and been diligent about building good habits.<p>Unfortunately, most of us haven't. We …

Success

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

Precisely when and where did our species emerge? Anthropologists have struggled with that question for decades, and scattered clues had suggested the …

Anthropology

Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview | Inc.com

Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is one I very much enjoy.<p>Let's face it, there are tons of articles, opinions, and viewpoints …

Employment

34 Words You Can Use in Your Resume to Highlight Your Leadership Skills | Inc.com

One of the most common types of people I work with are those aiming to elevate their brand messaging to more loudly announce, "I'm one hell of a leader!" as they change jobs.<p>It's one thing to be good at tasks, projects, and areas of specialization, but if you're aspiring to manage teams, you simply …

Leadership

A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas

The miracle of modern genetics has revolutionized the story anthropologists tell about how humans spread out across the Earth.<p>Europeans arriving in the New World met people all the way from the frozen north to the frozen south. All had rich and mature cultures and established languages. The …

Anthropology

What’s Going to Happen When the Trumpists Realize the America They Yearn for Is Gone?

The president’s hard-core backers want an America that isn’t coming back. What are we going to do? What are they going to do?<p>The latest NBC/Wall …

Live Like You Could Lose Everything, but Know There's Nothing to Lose | Inc.com

For most people, the stakes simply aren't high enough.<p>There's not enough reason to get up early and work, get off Facebook, or get into shape.<p>Put most simply, most people don't have a compelling enough <i>why.</i> If they did, their whole life would be different. Life, apparently, isn't worth giving …

Self-improvement

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Earth will have its last total solar eclipse in about 600 million years

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don't forget about the moon: Its slow progress away from Earth means these celestial events won't keep happening forever.<p>Next month's total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental U.S. …

Solar Eclipse

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

Value-Added Schools

No, this is not a post about value-added evaluation practices. I believe that ship has sailed. There is a great deal of research and evidence out …

Pedagogy

Vicariously Learning Experiences. Why Aren't We Doing More of Those?

We have all heard the phrase, "living vicariously through someone else," but can it be applied to learning too? Actually, research shows it can.

Teaching
Geopolitics

The World That Trump and Ailes Built

The measure of their influence lies in the distance between today’s media and politics and those of the years they were born.<p>Roger Ailes died recently, at the age of seventy-seven, during a week when the ground shook beneath a stumbling Donald Trump. The two men were in many things near: in age and …

Barack Obama

Students Zap Their Brains For a Boost, For Better Or Worse

Last October, Matt Herich was listening to the news while he drove door to door delivering pizzas. A story came on the radio about a technology that sends an electric current through your brain to possibly make you better at some things — moving, remembering, learning. He was fascinated.<p>The …

The Brain

Smart People are Happier Alone, Rest Need Others for their Happiness

• shares<p>The psychologists explain a lot of our behavior by linking it to how our ancestors, the early homo sapiens lived and how they adapted to the …

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Do this and you'll have done the important stuff first.<p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it's even harder. How do you move forward?<p>If you don't purposefully carve out time every day to progress and improve, without question, your …

Self-improvement